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Wildfires causing SWWM boondock sites to be closed 

open fire banned in state & county parks

working to hard and need a bug out place for a cargo trailer for a few days

Central Fl area
One just popped up about a mile from our condo, started at one acre and seems like within minutes it's a eight. Crazy!
There's 5,000 acres burning on the wildlife refuge on Merritt Island in Brevard County
(04-22-2017, 08:49 PM)abnorm Wrote: [ -> ]There's 5,000 acres burning on the wildlife refuge on Merritt Island in Brevard County

My old favorite motorcycling route with my dad.  And not the first time it's burned, there are still some charred places showing from the last time.
We Floridians are supposed to get some rain today (Sunday - 4/23/17).
But it will be spotty.
(04-23-2017, 06:59 AM)LeeRevell Wrote: [ -> ]We Floridians are supposed to get some rain today (Sunday - 4/23/17).
But it will be spotty.

I figured after Matthew there would be no drought, things would stay nice and wet, and no more wildfires.  When I lived on the gulf side in the early 90's it seemed like it rained every single afternoon.  Things sure got dryer.
It comes in cycles. Last couple years were wet, before that we had some drought years. Life goes on.
This is pretty normal for Florida. Unlike most areas which have a four-season climate (winter, spring, summer, autumn), Florida has a tropical two-season climate (wet and dry season). Many of Florida’s grasses and herbaceous plants die back to their roots during the winter to deal with the lack of rain. This creates a layer of combustible fuel on the ground, and as the early thunderstorms begin the rainy season in spring, lightning strikes often set this ablaze, producing wildfires that can sweep across large areas. Most of Florida’s habitats have become adapted to periodic wildfires.
(04-23-2017, 08:01 AM)LeeRevell Wrote: [ -> ]It comes in cycles.  Last couple years were wet, before that we had some drought years.  Life goes on.

Figures, the recent year and a half we were there was wet as hell, like the entire month of July it rained... now that we're going back I'm sure it will rain again, so there hope!   Big Grin
Sorry, it was the West Coast's year for rain. You'll get yours during hurricane season.
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